Friday, December 23, 2005

Panopticon



Well, I quit my job as a telephone operator. I couldn't handle the constant surveillance. So, now, I'm on the hunt for another job and thinking about an art project I want to do called Soft Bondage.

It's been a while since I've made actual objects and, with winter in full swing and my recent return to knitting as a way to curb the boredom, I am in a prime mood for art making.
In the contemporary setting, call centres, with heavily surveilled employees, realise the idea behind Panopticon in a 21st century setting - where the gaze of a superior is always present in every conversation and internalised in every good employee. Wikipedia